Monongalia County Health Department
The Monongalia County Health Department strives to achieve a healthy community by protecting and promoting public health through education, training, advocacy and the provision of health services.
Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. When you have diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or cannot use insulin the way it should. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, like heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney failure.
Diabetes is becoming more common. From 1980 through 2011, the number of Americans with diabetes more than tripled. It is estimated that 29.1 million people in the US have diabetes. West Virginia has one of the highest rates of diabetes in the nation.
Moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Awareness Month is is good time to find out what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
World Aids Day inspires people to come together in the fight against HIV, support those who are living with the virus and remember those who have died.
The Monongalia County Health Department offers free and confidential HIV testing as well as screening for other STDs. To observe World Aids Day, we are having an STD clinic on December 1st (in addition to our currently scheduled clinics on December 3rd and 17th.) Please call 304-598-5119 to schedule an appointment.
People born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely to have Hepatitis C. You may not even know you have it until you become seriously ill. There are new treatments to help prevent complications or even cure the disease. MCHD offers free Hepatitis C screening. Call Public Health Nursing at (304) 598-5119 for an appointment today.
Monongalia County Health Department inspection reports for restaurants, child care facilities, hotels, swimming pools and many other facilities are public information and available online. Visit our inspections database.